Tuesday, 16 October 2012

My Holiday Disappointment - Gellish Manicure

I've just come back from a week in Turkey which was amazing, but I have to have a little moan about my gel manicure which I got to last the week (at least).

I decided to go for a Gellish mani so that I wouldn't have to worry about chips during the week. I plumped for a pretty bright orange polish to compliment a tan. Unfortunately I didn't take any pics, but within less than 24 hours some of the nails were lifting and peeling off.

Not happy. I've had a Shellac mani in New York before and it lasted over 2 weeks, so I assumed this would be the same.

I couldn't believe it! I tried to keep pushing it back down in the hope it would restick but no luck. In just a day I was down to 9 orange nails. It looked rubbish and I was so disappointed.

I don't think I'd have a gel mani again, but maybe it's just Gellish? Perhaps I should have stuck with the original Shellac.

Has anyone else had this happen? It obviously didn't ruin my holiday but was just really disappointing when I'd spent money on it.

Let me know your experience!


1 comment:

  1. I haven't had any problems when using Gelish on myself or my clients. When appling the polish, if the person applying it doesn't push the cuticle back and dehydrate the nail plate you could possibly have lifting. Another reason you may have lifting is, if the base coat and the top coat is applied to thick you may have some lifting. Also, if each coat is not cured properly, you could also have lifing. I hope this helps!